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Billings Farm and Museum

River Road, Woodstock, VT 05091
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Woodstock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms, Museums, Specialty Museums, Historic Sites
Activities: Viewing foliage, Shopping
Description: A working farm and museum dedicated to agriculture.
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Poole, England, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This attraction was included in the hotel price. I'm glad I didn't pay the 25 dollar price. I've been to farms before and though I'm a townie really experienced nothing unusual, surprising or especially interesting here. In about 20 minutes I felt I'd seen it all! We didn't go on one of the rides but I couldn't see any evidence... More

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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227 reviews 227 reviews
46 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Billings Farm is one of the finest daily farms in America and also has an award-winning museum depicting Vermont's rural past. Visit the cow barn and pastures, the sheep, draft horses, oxen and chickens. The museum offers farm life exhibits and tour the 1890 Farm House. An excellent trip for children and adults!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I am a big history and museum junkie and this place disappointed me. The price (about $14/adult) was too much for the little offered, and there was no student discount. :( The exhibit above the ticket center and gift shop was great, and the staff friendly, but the actual farm was dull. There are cows, horses, and chickens, but that's... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A great way to spend the day in gorgeous weather. There's plenty to see between the very interesting museum and the working farm, including visits with all of the animals. The staff is friendly and knowledgable. Seems like it would be a great place for kids. It was interesting to learn the history of Woodstock through the farm and the... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We did not visit the farm; just the mansion formerly inhabited by the Billings and Rockefellers. What we learned was that these two families greatly influenced conservation not only throughout VT, but the world over. My husband was reluctant at first to visit the site on our trip to Woodstock and later thanked me for taking him. I highly recommend... More

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Brooklyn, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A great museum that focuses on farming. The movie in the visitors center was very informative. The great were lovely and the staff very helpful for the handicapped and I found it very accessible. The farming exhibit was very enjoyable.

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Austin, TX
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127 reviews 127 reviews
31 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Unfortunately we didn't have time to see more than the exhibit on the history of the farm and museum and to visit the quilt show. There was much more to see and I'm sorry we had to miss it. Next time....

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The jersey cows were great! We learned a lot about chickens. The movie was inspiring, giving a lot of the history of prominent people and their contributions to land conservation. Great for animal lovers and kids!

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I am really puzzled why so many rate this place so highly given the high price of admission, small size and lack of things to do. At $14 for adults I would really expect to see more than a few farm animals on show for tourists and a cranky guy talk about draft horses. The vege garden is a joke... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

what a great place and if you have kids please bring. Just a nice way to learn about farming. We went with wife's sister and husband who live in Woodstock and they visit quite often. Never knew cows were so gentle

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